Kawai Live Sessions
3MBS is proud to bring back the Kawai Live Sessions, a series of six performances from our Lady Marigold Southey Performance Studio featuring acclaimed Melbourne pianists.
Proudly sponsored by Kawai Australia
Kenji Fujimura – Wednesday 24 November, 7pm
Dr Kenji Fujimura is renowned for his ability to present an eclectic range of repertoire with ‘understanding, sympathy, and technical prowess’ (Musicweb International). Described as a ‘musical polymath’, his accolades as pianist include Musicweb International and Limelight Chamber Music Recording of the Year awards, and as composer the William Lincer Foundation Prize and Singapore Asian Composers Festival Award. His music is distributed by Universal Edition (Vienna).
Kenji’s current roles include Executive Director of IAMUSICA, Founding Member of Trio Anima Mundi, teaching duties at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, and maintaining an exclusive private teaching studio. He is also an examiner for the AMEB and Patron of the Association of Eisteddfod Societies of Australia.
2021-2022 includes three new composition commissions, The Reissiger Project piano trio recordings, jury duty for the MIPSF Competition and Sparta International Film Festival (USA), and a book chapter for Cambridge University Press. Kenji was elected an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music (London) in 2015 for his ‘significant contribution to the music profession’. More about Kenji at www.kenjimusic.com
Phantasy for piano solo – Kenji Fujimura
Kinderszenen, Op.15 – Robert Schumann
Sonata for Piano – Miriam Hyde
Louisa Breen – 26 May
William Schmidt – 21 April
Elyane Laussade – 30 June
Yuyin Gu – 27 October
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